WWE legend Dustin Rhodes – AKA Goldust – heartbroken by death of his mum as he shares touching final picture | The Sun

WWE legend Goldust – real name Dustin Rhodes – paid a heartbreaking tribute to his late mother shortly after her passing.

Rhodes – the son of legendary wrestler Dusty – announced the passing of his mother, Sandra Runnells, on social media.

The former WWE star – who is best known for his Goldust alter ego – shared a picture of himself holding his mother's hand along with a touching tribute.

The 53-year-old wrote: "I am very sad to say that I lost my Momma today.

"She was an incredibly strong mother who was loving and resilient to her dying day.

"She taught me everything, and I am the man I am today because of her.


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"I am so saddened but so happy she is no longer in pain.

"No words can express my pain right now. She was such a beautiful angel. She never faulted and always persevered.

"This last month was very hard on me and my sisters Kristin and Mandy. Her pain was so bad as we were with her throughout."

Rhodes – who is now plying his trade in the AEW – credits his late mother for the man he is today.

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He continued: "I know, the man she raised in me, that I have to be strong for my family.

"They are my lifeline and mean absolutely everything to me.

"God has swept in and taken her to be with him. I have the utmost faith in him today and every day, and I know she is no longer in pain.

"I want to thank you all for your continued prayers….they meant everything to us.

"Please continue to pray for our family through this trying, grieving time.

"I love you Momma and may you rest in Heaven."

Rhodes and his family received scores of condolences, with one of his followers saying: "So sorry for your loss."

Another said: "I'm so very sorry, Dustin. Sending love to you and your family.

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And another said: "You have a beautiful angel to look over you."

Rhode's late father passed away six-and-a-half years ago after suffering from kidney failure.

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